C & C on image and retouching

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  1. kkamin

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    Crit and comments welcome.
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    Excellent job man.

    Are you using the strip as key light?
     
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    Thanks. Yes, the strip light in her glasses is lighting her. Also there is a gold reflector just out of view at her chest level. And the white background is a 3.5 foot octagon softbox that is firing.
     
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    Hmm, interesting set up. I like it. Some might argue that you should PS the grid out of her glasses, but a look at most fashion/glamour magazines...it's the thing to do know. Leave them in as is.

    Good picture man, very smooth look to it all, def looks publishable.
     
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    Very nice, like the final skin texture look
     
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    Lovely model, lovely photo, really nice retouching.
    a minor nit is I think that the original has a discernible tilt to her left

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    Excellent job on the lips and skin. May I ask which blur you used to achieve skin texture? I am practicing different methods. Did you just do a hue/sat lip layer for the lips?
     
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    You made her skin flawless, beautiful work.
     
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    awesome work mate :) i really like what you've done to her skin :)
    I myself like to retouch in photoshop, it's really funny!
     
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    thanks. for the skin I did it in stages and the blur was one piece:
    -removed blemishes with healing tools
    -applied subtle 'dust and scratches' filter to reduce small details
    -used 'surface blur' at a strong strength. masked it in at various strengths to the skin
    -brought texture back by applying a high pass filter to a layer copy of her before the blur was added. I completely destaurated the high pass filter. Then I added noise to the layer and put it in 'soft light' blending mode. I masked in this to the areas where I blurred.


    for the lips I created a new layer in soft light blending mode and painted with black in areas where I wanted to darken and used white where I wanted to emphasize the highlight on the bottom lip. I applied a Gaussian blur, adjusted the opacity and used a mask to cleanup any spill that would go past the boundaries of the lip.
     
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    thanks, I didn't even see that. It looks a lot better straightened.

    I don't think I can correct it though because the new crop will take off too much of her hand. : (
     
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    As a small adjustment with an image like this I would be inclined to make the background perfectly white. At the moment it looks slightly grey and there is a subtle shift in tone from left to right. It would only take a few seconds to clean up.
     

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